The Engagement

I have truly terrible about updates this past month, but for have good reason! First of all, my final MA essays were due  this past Friday, and miraculously, I got them done: all 12,000 words of ’em. Needless to say, I never want to read anything to do with Ann Radcliffe again. Thomas Hardy, however, is quite another story, and from studying Hardy and Impressionism, I believe I’ve found my dissertation topic. O, the relief!

But for my favorite news of all: there is a yellow-gold solitaire on my ring finger and on October 27th of this year, I will be marrying my best friend. In between the rush of essay-writing and lectures, Brady flew into London and after meeting him at Heathrow, we took the train back into Bristol. That night after a relaxed dinner at The Lido, Brady took my hand and we began strolling through Clifton Village. After sheets of rain all day, the sky had suddenly stopped crying  and the moon had just come up and in the dusky twilight, we reached the Clifton Suspension Bridge. There wasn’t a place in the world I’d rather have been at that moment, and when Brady got down on one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” I could only nod and say, “Yeah.”

A couple days later, Brady was on a plane back to Minnesota and I was left with two essays to finish,  but it’s hard to complain about essay-writing when it gave me an excuse to admire the ring as my fingers tapped the keyboard.

Brady et moi

This being engaged feels wonderfully surreal, but now back to dissertation research: more soon.

Em

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Gotta
    May 15, 2012 @ 14:03:38

    MOMMA HERE IS VERY EXCITED FOR HER BEAUTIFUL BRIDE TO BE!!!

    Reply

  2. designchickee
    May 15, 2012 @ 20:27:53

    Congratulations… great photo! And news. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Leah
    May 17, 2012 @ 18:56:25

    Ooh! I missed this post! I love that you’ve been able to admire the gorgeous diamond as you work away on essays 🙂 Yay, Em! Yay! I also loved that you answered simply, “yeah.” 🙂

    Reply

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